Thermo-kinetic Phenomena Occurring in Glasses: Their Formalism and Mutual Relationships

  • Roman SvobodaEmail author
  • Jiří Málek
  • Jaroslav Šesták
Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 11)


In the present chapter, the macroscopic (recorded by methods of thermal analysis) manifestation of the structural relaxation and cold crystallization phenomena occurring in the glassy matrices will be discussed. Present formalism and methodological background are reviewed. Equilibrium viscous flow is introduced as an interconnecting element between the two phenomena. The consequent part then deals with the rheological and viscosity-related aspects of the glassy state itself. Viscosity behavior in view of so-called fragility is renovated in terms of thermal sensitivity. The chapter contains 98 references.


Apparent Activation Energy Structural Relaxation Isoconversional Method Master Plot Measured Heat Flow 
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This work was supported by the Czech Science Foundation under project No. 16-10562S (Svoboda, Málek) as well as by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic in the framework of CENTEM PLUS project (LO1402) operated under the “National Sustainability Program I” (Šesták).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roman Svoboda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jiří Málek
    • 1
  • Jaroslav Šesták
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical TechnologyUniversity of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic
  2. 2.New Technologies Research Centre (NTC-ZČU)University of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic

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